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Wood’s Pink New York Aster

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It’s autumn…

And it’s starting to show here in the Northeast. It’s coming on slowly and in a very lovely way. The transition from all of the colors of summer to autumn becomes transformative, but I also appreciate how some of the fall blooms continue to carry the colors of summer, such as pinks and violets; it makes the transition away from summer a little bit easier.

points of interest

Violet-tinged, pink, daisy-like flowers appear in September on this compact, clump forming plant. Ray florets are strap-shaped, semi-double and central disk florets are yellow, turning reddish brown. Stems are slender and stalkless, lance-shaped and mid-green. These native flowers are attractive to butterflies. Useful in border, cottage and butterfly gardens, edging or container plant.

general care

Plant in well-cultivated, fertile, moist soil in sun or partial shade. Requires little care. Very clear of mildew.

friday’s flower fact

Asters are the mainstay of many fall gardens and the Wood’s Pink New York Aster is a compact gem that requires no staking, and is very clear of mildew, compared to others.

Common Names | Wood’s Pink New York Aster
Botanical Name | Aster/Symphyotrichum novi-belgii ‘Woods Pink’
Family | Asteraceae
Type | Perennial
Origin | E. North America
Zone | 4-8
Flower Height | 8-12”
Flower Diameter | 2.5”

photographed @

Wilton, CT

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